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High Country News March 25, 1991

The nuclear wasting of the West

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Hanford's pollution is spreading

In 45 years of bomb production at Hanford, nuclear wastes have escaped into the environment from plant stacks, leaking tanks, ditches and deep injection wells. Contaminated groundwater is now reaching the Columbia River on the reservation's northern and eastern perimeters.

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Geological controversy haunts Nevada waste site

Yucca Mountain may one day be home to the nation's most deadly garbage -- highly radioactive spent reactor fuel rods and other detritus of the nation's 40-year experiment with nuclear power.

Perspective

An inside view of the Rocky Flats plant

When I went for the interview at Rocky Flats, after the first screening by the temporary agency, it was a bleak, gray, snowy day ...

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